We escaped the event by leaving Daisy Pie at my friend's house to be mauled by her German Shepherd. I love it when a dog puts Daisy in her place. Then, we headed up to the Laguna Mountains where we like to play "trail runners" just like all of our Colorado blogger buddies who are REAL mountain runners. We just pretend. We take off too fast, race along the flat trails and our ankles are wobbling and twisting up the inclines and down the rocky faces. We are overly friendly to all hikers, mountain bikers, dog walkers, squirrels and other runners and we act as if we've never been out of the city. One MAJOR mistake was forgetting our camera and NOT taking trail shots like you see on HAPPY TRAILS BLOG...now THAT is the ultimate trail blog. I also neglected to wear a cute skirt like Kathleen...maybe next weekend.
We did frolic with the orange and blue dragon flies that whizzed in and out of our legs and I stopped to bend over right in the middle of the trail to closely examine each and every variety of wild flower. Stunning. Only one pee stop in the tall grass and let me just say that tall thin grass DOES not feel soothing as it pierces certain orifices. As much as I tease, I must say that I am a trail girl at heart. It's just peaceful being out there for hours, time stands still. The miles tick off quickly.
My Running Study...
I continue to monitor my 10k training project with gusto. I ran a 3 miler three days after my 10k trail race. It went well but it was another hilly race and it was interesting that my body/mind connection did react to this little 3 miler as if it were a race, which it was. My mind, however, went out on it's own with the healthy attitude of attacking the "run" as a tempo run and I was determined to NOT go out at a 5k pace.
Could it be that when the body is happy and rested, it can override the mind or did the mind over ride the body? Just who is in charge here?
Which ever the case(which might actually be TOO MUCH THINKING on my part), I was happy with the results of this race(?)/run.
There were some great races this weekend, I hope everyone enjoyed their racing and if you did some fun running, I hope it was everything that you wanted it to be!!
Happy Father's Day!!!!